Film editor Rickard Krantz was part of the creative team that worked on the movie The Perfect Patient (Swedish title: Quick), which was nominated for Sweden’s prestigious Guldbagge award for editing. The film was also selected as one of Sweden’s three finalists for submission to the 92nd Academy Awards in 2019
Produced by Brain Academy, The Perfect Patient is a journalistic thriller about a man who sacrificed everything in a hunt for the truth. In the film, directed by Mikael Håfström, journalists Hannes Råstam (Jonas Karlsson: The Snowman) and Jenny Küttim (Alba August: The Rain) uncover the miscarriage of justice that led to the wrongful imprisonment of mental patient Thomas Quick (David Dencik: No Time to Die) as the country's worst serial killer.
Krantz spent more than 100 days editing the movie. The DejaEdit system made it possible for him to be located anywhere in the world and still be able to share all his media and timelines with colleagues and clients, synchronizing everything seamlessly. This included receiving dailies from the shoot. He said, "I was working in three different countries and six locations. Everything was just one button away and I didn’t need to think for a single moment about media, bins and backups. I just loved it.”
“Thanks to DejaEdit there was never a problem. It was so easy to plug in the drive, open the project and hit the sync button. Depending on the internet connection, in a matter of seconds, I had already shared and downloaded all the new media relating to the project – resulting in all my Avid Edits completely and efficiently synchronized with one another.”
“Editing Quick was a great experience and a challenge too.” Krantz said. “Every day I got in to work and around 10-11 am I got the rushes synced and organized. With just the use of one button in DejaEdit, I was able to achieve a lot and it saved an enormous amount of my time on the project.”
He added, “In addition DejaEdit was brilliant with backing up the project! It really helped me focus on the actual editing and nothing around it, allowing me to concentrate fully. One of my favorite features in DejaEdit has to be the little green light letting me know something is ready to be synced. This usually indicates that there are new rushes to edit.”
Currently working in L.A., Krantz added, “My current project is very different from Quick although it is the same director. I can’t give away anything more at this point except to say that it is a very exciting sci-fi action movie starring Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris called Outside the Wire.”
Of editing, Rickard said, “I enjoy the fact that I get to direct, act and write in a way. All creative parts come together in the editing room. Being the first person to watch a story, and then be able to change it, mould it, perfect it, mitigate it or expand it. I’m very interested in human interaction, psychology and emotions. You also get to spend time with fictional characters. You kind of become one of them, learn their manners, objectives, flaws and skills. It’s always interesting. Never boring.”